Category: Automattic Design

From Blogging to Business

For so long, WordPress.com (and, in some ways, WordPress itself) has been very focused on blogging. But we’ve known for a while (perhaps since the introduction of Pages all those years back) that WordPress can […]

In Praise Of Jargon

Alright, yes, as a general rule, you should avoid using jargon as much as possible. However, there are some situations when speaking the jargon can be very helpful. 

The Small Business Leader

Michael D. Watkins wrote about the seven seismic shifts of perspective and responsibility required for how managers become leaders in his piece for Harvard Business Review by the same name. In this article, he shares […]

There’s nothing quite like finding out you’re wrong

There’s nothing quite like finding out you’re wrong. I’ve shared previously about the research I was able to take part in as a designer at Automattic. Meeting Small Business Owners from across the United States […]

Not a priority

I consider having a website essential. When researching something new, the first thing I do is to check the internet for a website. In fact, if a business doesn’t have one or is completely outdated […]

When your customer’s business is their life, your service can be their lifeline

We’ve been thinking about making the WordPress.com experience more attractive to small business owners for a while. But recently we’ve been learning things that made us question some of the ideas we had about how […]

More than a website

I’ve never run a business of my own —since I started working for a living, I’ve always done it for other people. Of course I’ve had personal projects, but it never got to the point […]

There’s always a lot of work to do

As a foodie, I’m always on the hunt for the next best food spot in town. I’ve bookmarked a bunch of places and have subscribed to local magazines to make sure I don’t miss new […]

To-do list: Website

This is my 4th year spent in the world of small businesses. I just spent 2 years at Automattic, promoting WordPress.com as the #1 website builder for small businesses. Before that, I worked at a […]